Translation: Jiří Našinec, Havran 2008
In his autobiographical novel awarded by the French Prix Médicis the Romanian author of Jewish origin returns not only to the recent past of the Communist Romania but also describes his own immigrant life in America and a confrontation with his post-revolutionary homeland developing through memories and fictive dialogues the theme of human identity and exile.
The originally Renaissance synagogue built at the end of 16th century by the Jewish Town primate Mordechai Maisel served under the Nazi occupation as a storage house of the confiscated property of the Prague Jewish community…Tonight its magic atmosphere will come alive with literature…
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